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TICKETS: Ignitor Nitro Opener

Fri 04/30/2021 - Sun 05/02/2021



Be sure to print out this form out so we can scan your printed barcode upon arrival at the front gate for expedited check-in at the raceway. Save on your admission by pre-purchasing your tickets in advance of the event through our online source - NO REFUNDS. Details on refund policy at:
SATURDAY Adult Pit-Side Admission
Ticket good for SATURDAY Spectator Admission for the Ignitor Nitro Opener event on May 1. Your ticket includes access to the pit area. Parking is free.
$20.00 online. $25.00 at the gate. $5 SAVINGS! Ages 15 & under FREE!
SUNDAY Adult Pit-Side Admission
Ticket good for SUNDAY Spectator Pit-Side Admission for the Ignitor Nitro Opener event on May 2. Parking is free.
$20.00 online. $25.00 at the gate. $5 SAVINGS! Ages 15 & under FREE!
Full-Event Spectator Super Pass
The Spectator Super Pass includes a pit-side credential good for the entire Ignitor Nitro Opener event. When you arrive at the facility, you will head to the ticket gates where they will exchange your ticket voucher for a wristband good for the pit-side Fri. thru Sun., April 30 (test day), May 1 (qualifying), and 2 (eliminations). Pass is non-transferable. Parking is free.
60.00 online. $65 at the gate. $5 SAVINGS! Ages 15 & under FREE!
Spectator Camping
Camping is good for the full duration of the event. All occupants must purchase a "Full-Event Spectator Super Pass". No hookups. Dry camping only. R.V. Parking lot is located on the east side of the South Parking Lot (behind the tower). R.V. parking begins at noon on Fri., April 30, throughout the event on a first arrival basis. Campers may stay over until Monday morning.
$75.00 Camping Permit
The 50th Anniversary of the NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet returns over the May 1-2 weekend. The Ignitor is the oldest major drag racing event in the Pacific Northwest featuring the opening stop in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Nitro Funny Car Series.

Event Details

Firebird Raceway is a full-service NHRA Drag Racing facility offering FUN for your entire FAMILY. By purchasing your tickets online, you will secure an admission credential, along with access to the pit area where all the action takes place. Parking for this event is free.

Beginning in 1968, Firebird today is recognized and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Although the track retains much of its original ambiance, vibe and character, Firebird is a first-class venue that fans of all ages can enjoy. We offer a wide range of delicious food and beverages, along with walk-in merchandise stores full of colorful shirts, sweats, hats and more. Since 1971, the Ignitor has been Firebird's official nitro opener every Spring for five decades .

In accordance with Firebird's Health and Safety Plan, physical and social distancing will be encouraged throughout the facility including the grandstands. Make yourself familiar with our protocols on the Firebird website:

Spectator Hours

Saturday, May 1
Spectator gates open: 9 am
Nitro Funny Car qualifying: Noon, 3 pm, 5:30 pm
Concludes: 7 pm

Sunday, May 2
Spectator gates open: 9 am
Nitro Funny Car eliminations: Noon, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Concludes: 6 pm

Racer registration and crew passes will be available online (separate of spectator tickets) starting in early April.